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Final chance to nominate Olympic torch bearers

OlympicTorch430Time is running out to nominate inspirational people across Norfolk to be one of 8,000 Olympic Torch bearers next spring in the run up to the London Olympics.
People who make a real difference in their community can be nominated under several categories including sport, education, environment, charitable work and arts & culture.
Hundreds of local people from the faith community, who give countless hours of service to the local community, would qualify for a nomination and one who has already been nominated is Rev Simon Stokes from Norwich.
Simon was nominated Jane Cole, who said: “Simon is a local church minister and is blind. Over the past few years he has done several amazing things to raise money for Bowthorpe Community Trust Workshop - a charitable organisation which works with trainees with learning and other difficulties to help them acquire work skills and gain a feeling of self-worth.
SimonStokesDogWeb“Simon was sponsored to do a parachute jump a couple of years ago and more recently ran the Beachy Head Marathon accompanied by his guide dog Tigger (pictured right with Simon). Simon has been an inspiration to the community of Bowthorpe over the past five years, not only in his work with the Workshops but also in his work with the local Youth and Community Centre, local schools, the Bowthorpe Forum, amongst other things - in addition to his work with our church.”
If you know somebody who you would like to nominate for this once in a lifetime opportunity, to help carry the Olympic flame on its way to London, then you can still nominate people through one of three official partners, Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. Nominations close at various dates during September so you need to get on the starting blocks right now.
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